Edmonton Oilers have agreed to a trade for former 4th overall pick, but is complicated

Published February 4, 2023 at 7:16 PM

Over the course of the last two seasons, Oilers fans have been waiting for the inevitable trade of their first round draft selection in 2016, Jesse Puljujarvi.

The 6'4 Finnish left winger has shown promise at times in his young career. His underlying statistics have always shown his ability to drive play and maintain possession, but when given the opportunity with Edmonton's top six forwards, his uncanny inability to finish scoring chances became glaring.

At times, Puljujarvi's lack of finishing ability had Edmonton media begging for his trade out of town. The trade hasn't happened yet due to a lack of suitors, but rather massive differences in his valuation. As NHL insider Frank Seravalli reports, several teams have been interested in Puljujarvi, but the deal may require an additional asset to take on his contract. As early as the beginning of this season, reports indicated Oilers GM Ken Holland still believed Puljujarvi could net a draft pick in the second or third round in a trade.

Now, it appears that with that interest, the Oilers may actually have a deal in place for Puljujarvi but they're waiting to on a potential deal to see about the status of forward Kailer Yamamoto who is currently on LTIR.

I wonder if the team Edmonton had a deal in place with will get Impatient if they take too long to see about Yamamoto.
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